Failure of ciprofloxacin to eradicate brucellosis in experimental animals.

Ciprofloxacin is a quinolone that penetrates well intracellularly. It was shown to be active against Brucella melitensis in vitro. In this study, ciprofloxacin and tetracycline were used to treat B. melitensis and B. abortus infections in mice. The drugs were given for 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. Tetracycline reduced spleen and liver weight and splenic bacterial… (More)